Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultant

Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultant

  • King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Summary

Responsible to diagnose, prevent, and treat diseases that affect children’s eyes and vision. Good eye care is essential during childhood as many visual problems develop while the eyes are growing and may affect the child’s future development.

Education / Qualification Required:

  1. Basic medical degree from recognized institution
  2. Post-qualification certification
    • Qualification Source from: North America, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand.
      • USA: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
      • Canada: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Certificate (RCPS-C)
      • UK and Ireland: GMC/CCST Specialist Register
      • Australia and New Zealand: Fellowship from the Royal College (FRACP)
      • Western Europe: Equivalent certification to the above

Experience Post-Qualifications:

  • Minimum Three (3) years after board / equivalence certification in USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and France (DES).
  • Minimum Five (5) years after board / equivalence certification in Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Netherlands, Greece and France (DIS).

License:

Current and in a Good Standing Medical License to practice in country of residence.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Responsibilities 

  • Provides high quality patient care in all aspects of Ophthalmology according to his/her approved clinical privileges.
  • Provides consultation (inpatient, and emergency room) upon request and responds in a timely manner within the prescribed timeframe as outlined in Organization policy.
  • Responsible for the timely completion, competencies, accuracy and eligibility of the medical record.
  • Provides on-call service and ensures availability and response time within the prescribed timeframe in accordance with Organization policy.
  • Conducts daily morning rounds to identify patients ready for discharge. Ensures that discharge orders are written 24 hours prior to discharge.
  • Performs any other clinical responsibilities related to Ophthalmology, as assigned.

Academic Responsibilities

  • Provides orientation, bedside training and supervision to interns, residents and fellows as assigned.
  • Participates in Department’s educational activities and training programs. Partakes in national and international medical conferences.
  • Maintains and enhances professional knowledge and continuing education requirements.

Research Responsibilities

  • Participates in clinical, basic and translational research projects in accordance with Research Advisory Council Policy in order to advance knowledge, improve the quality of postgraduate education and contribute to the national and international recognition of the Organization.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Undertakes the administrative duties assigned by Head of Section or Chairman.
  • Participates in all mandatory departmental activities and serves on Departmental and Organization committees and other administrative functions, as required.
  • Assists the department in the development and implementation of techniques and practices that help to maximize the utilization of all resources within the department and across the Organization.
  • Abides by the current Organization and medical staff bylaws, all relevant rules, regulations and policies and keeps updated of any changes that might occur.
  • Follows all Organization -related policies and procedures.
  • Participates in self-and others’ education, training and development as applicable.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.